'Get To Know . . .'' returns to WJZ-TV

October 25, 1990|By David Zurawik

WJZ-TV's "Get To Know . . ." series returns tonight with a fine example of public affairs television that is both entertaining and informative.

Channel 13's Denise Koch interviews dance teacher Sylvester Campbell, Realtor Mary Bell Grempler and attorney Billy Murphy in a half-hour show that starts at 11:30 p.m. and ends all too quickly.

Koch is a skilled interviewer, and has many good moments, as when asking Campbell about his dreams as a young man, Murphy about racism and Grempler about the dues she paid to earn her success in the real estate business.

But these are more than just interviews. They are, in a sense, mini-biographies of the three -- fleshed out with film, videotape and anecdote. There is footage, for example, of Campbell onstage as a young dancer in Europe that makes you wish you could see more of this man in his performing prime. "Get To Know . . ." gets enough of it right that you want to know more about these three Marylanders.

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